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The Guardhouse Cafe

Berry Head Nature Reserve, Brixham TQ5 9AW, England
+44 1803 855778
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  • Excellent74%
  • Very good22%
  • Average2%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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CUISINES
Cafe, British, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
€€ - €€€
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LOCATION
Berry Head Nature Reserve, Brixham TQ5 9AW, England
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1 - 10 of 514 reviews

Reviewed yesterday

We called in here last week whilst on holiday in Brixham. We decided on a cream tea which was about £4 odd each. We both opted for fruit scones. Came out nicely presented on a slate type board. The fruit scones were still warm. Not...More

Thank Gossipmonkey
Alex F, Owner at The Guardhouse Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded today

Thanks for your review! You've given a great explanation of how we serve the cream teas, the only thing I would add is that our jam is strawberry flavour, produced in Cornwall, with huge chunks of strawberry. We think it's the best strawberry jam we've...More

Reviewed 4 days ago

Like all of the other reviews here, I think this is a great location, but it is a location with a captive audience as it is the only place for miles... The food in general looks really nice but I feel the pricing is the...More

Thank Colin A
Alex F, Owner at The Guardhouse Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Hi Colin, Many thanks for taking the time to leave us a review! We love to get feedback from customers and try to act on it whenever possible. I'm sorry you weren't more pleased with your visit, and that the pricing wasn't right for you....More

Reviewed 4 days ago

Amazing location near the end of Berry Head so beautiful views - sit outside on the good day. This excellent cafe has a large choice of dishes from Full English Breakfasts, large home-made cake selection, lots of teas and on and on. Very clean premises...More

Thank sallychips2016
Alex F, Owner at The Guardhouse Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded today

Thanks for your review! We love to hear positive comments and I'm really glad that you enjoyed your experience. Looking forward to seeing you again soon! Best wishes, Alex and the Guardhouse team

Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Great lunch time pit stop - out for a family walk and decided to have lunch out - very clean, good facilities, very friendly and helpful staff, good range on menu and also on specials board. Food well cooked and beautifully presented. Many thanks for...More

Thank Shaun H
Alex F, Owner at The Guardhouse Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded today

Hi Shaun, We're delighted that you left such a happy customer. Thanks for leaving this glowing review! Alex and the Guardhouse team

Reviewed 6 days ago

Berry Head is a gateway to English riviera and guards the southern half of Tor Bay. If you are visiting locally, this is an absolute must to visit! A lovely place to take your family and dogs for the scenic views, good cup of coffee...More

Thank Michaela M
Alex F, Owner at The Guardhouse Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded today

Hi Michaela. Wow what an amazing review! Our hearts are also tied up in the headland as well... luckily we get to spend time there every day and come rain or shine, busy or empty it's always a glorious place to be. We look forward...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

Waited an hour for breakfast,when it finally arrived wasn't good at all greasy hash browns soggy bacon and poached eggs. Very disappointing but fabulous views.More

Thank Potion009
Alex F, Owner at The Guardhouse Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Hello, I'm really sorry that you had a bad experience at the Guardhouse last Sunday. With it being Father's Day and a glorious sunny day we knew we were in for a busy day but were caught out even so by how early people arrived...More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Fab place to take your family/dog.Food delicious and service spot on,Staff couldn't do enough for you very friendly. Spectacular views & only a 30 minute walk from Brixham harbour.They have daily specials & try their fresh cakes....delicious ! #Enjoy.

Thank Paul N
Alex F, Owner at The Guardhouse Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded today

Hi Paul! thanks for the great review. We're delighted that you enjoyed your visit! Come and see us again, the cakes change daily... Best wishes, Alex and the Guardhouse team

Reviewed 1 week ago

The Guardhouse restaurant sits on the scenic Berry Head peninsula with open views of the area. The menu offers an excellent choice from snacks to fuller meals, all fresh and tasty with friendly service. Go in the week if you can as the Guardhouse is...More

Thank jeffclarke2017
Alex F, Owner at The Guardhouse Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded today

Hi Jeff. Great to see you again and thanks for leaving us this great review. We'll see you again soon for your usual bacon sandwich! Best wishes, Alex and the Guardhouse team

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

After a coastal walk from the local holiday parks we come across this cafe and it's fantastic.. Menu was perfect for everyone including children and infants. Very good atmosphere and certainly will be coming back for another visit.

Thank Danny W
Alex F, Owner at The Guardhouse Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thanks for the review Danny - we're delighted that you enjoyed your visit! Thanks for the compliments. We look forward to seeing you again soon, Alex and the Guardhouse team

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Stopped in for a coffee and light lunch and was expecting reasonable cafe food.Was really impressed withe quality local produce ,polite and helpfull staff.Highly recommend the open sandwiches ! Prices extremely reasonable considering it is the only available option.Highly recomendedMore

Thank NickColes14
Alex F, Owner at The Guardhouse Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hi Nick, thanks very much for your review and the feedback form you left for us. We're delighted to exceed your expectations! I'll pass your comments on to the team who was working on Sunday. Looking forward to seeing you next time you're in the...More

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Susan R
I am hoping to visit the cafe when next in Torbay. I would like to know how far the car park is please from the cafe. My elderly mother uses a walker and would it be too far to walk for her? Many thanks
27 April 2017|
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Response from lucyvfoley | Property representative |
Dear Susan, We are delighted that you are considering visiting us! The cafe is about 600m from the car park, along a tarmac path with a slight incline. The Torbay Coast and Countryside Trust have mobility scooters if... More
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Sibainbridge
Hi,planning a visit , walking from Beverley Park, about 20 mins ?
1 September 2016|
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Response from Paul B | Reviewed this property |
I think a better estimate would be about 40-50 minutes, unless you are a very fast walker!
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Margaret E
how far is the walk from the harbour
18 August 2016|
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Response from Heath J | Reviewed this property |
It's about a mile and a half from Brixham harbour and quite up hill. You can stop for a rest around half way at the Berry Head Hotel though and the final climb is under the shade of trees. Lovely walk...
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$5 - US$15
Meals
Lunch, Brunch, Breakfast
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Wheelchair Accessible, Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wine and Beer, Free Wifi
Good for
View, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Groups
Open Hours
Sunday
09:00 - 17:00
Monday
09:00 - 17:00
Tuesday
09:00 - 17:00
Wednesday
09:00 - 17:00
Thursday
09:00 - 17:00
Friday
09:00 - 17:00
Saturday
09:00 - 17:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Berry Head Nature Reserve, Brixham TQ5 9AW, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Devon  >  English Riviera  >  Brixham
  • Phone Number: +44 1803 855778
  • E-mail
Description
The Guardhouse Café offers superb locally sourced food and drink in one of the South Coast's most stunning locations, Berry Head Nature Reserve with panoramic views over the South Devon Coastline. Only a short walk from the car park the Café is open daily from 9am to 5pm (dusk in winter) for coffee, tea, drinks, breakfast, snacks & lunch. Fully licensed, children friendly and dogs are welcome.
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